Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Terms of Use

The brcenter.org web site is a service provided by The Board Resource Center (BRC), Inc. BRC provides resources and information to the general public, subject to the following Terms of Service which may be updated from time to time without notice.

On behalf of the BRC team, we appreciate your visit to our website and hope you access our resources. Please note that what you see and read is copyrighted so we ask that you respect the effort we took to develop and test our products as well as our website. Our Library Section was created for you to view or download any of the publications and view the digital media resources without making alterations. Any other use is strictly prohibited without written BRC permission. Enjoy the journey through our website and if you have any questions, contact us. info@brcenter.org

BRC Library

The brcenter.org website contains material that was developed wholly or in part by BRC and is protected by copyright, trademark and intellectual property laws. You may download material from our website for non-commercial use only, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices are kept intact and referenced. However, you may not alter in any way the materials or digital media found on our website. BRC and its partners do not make any representations about the suitability of the information or materials contained on our website. All information is provided without warranty of any kind, just as a public service. All materials on our website are copyrighted ©2000–2012 Board Resource Center, Inc., except where noted.

Privacy Policy

The BRC team understands and respects your concern about maintaining the privacy of any information you provide while visiting our website. The privacy of visitors to our website is guarded and identities are not shared with any other organizations. Please note, our privacy rules do not extend to websites linked through our site. Privacy on linked sites is governed by rules adopted by those particular sites and BRC is not responsible in any way for privacy issues resulting from visits to linked sites.

Personal Information

BRC collects certain personal information from users of our website. To access our Library Section, visitors are required to provide their name and email address to review and/or download print media. BRC uses this information for internal purposes only (to update our resource request list or send newsletters about BRC news and events). BRC may provide email addresses to our third party website service providers via email. However, BRC does not sell, rent or give out personal information about its visitors or clients. BRC may also compile data in aggregate form so we may better understand traffic to our website, and use of its sections and/or resources. For example, we may produce reports on the most popular materials by collecting data based on number of visits and/or users. All data summaries do not contain personal information that identifies a user.

Information We Collect

The first time you access the Library Section of our website, you are asked to subscribe to use of all our print and digital resources. To create a subscription profile, a visitor must submit his or her name and email address. The same is required of visitors who subscribe to the BRC Newsletter. You will be asked to sign-in every time you access the Library Section of the website. We retain this information in order to send the periodic BRC Newsletters, email notices about new resources and projects, and to inform visitors of significant changes to our website. We do not retain any other personal information.


When you visit our Library and sign in, BRC sends your computer a cookie. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive. It does not contain any identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the computer. They allow you to access the Library easier by storing your preferences. You can set your browser’s options not to accept cookies.

When We May Contact You

BRC sends email notices on occasion to inform visitors of new resources, special events, surveys and to deliver the BRC newsletter.

How to Opt Out

To unsubscribe from BRC email updates, you may remove your name from the mailing list by following the instructions at the bottom of the email message.

Updating Your Information

If a registered BRC visitor’s personal information changes, or if a visitor no longer wishes to receive email notices and resource announcements, BRC will endeavor to correct, update, or remove personal data that was provided to us. Contact us at info@brcenter.org.


We may request information on occasion from registered visitors via surveys posted on our website or emails. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Survey information is intended for analytical use, and results are publicized in the aggregate, not used to identify visitors. We may ask for voluntary provision of personal information that enables us to contact visitors who agree to follow-up interviews. Supplying such information is completely voluntary. We may also request permission from selected respondents to publish information about them on our website. Provision of such information is also completely voluntary and survey respondents are not obligated in any way to grant permission to publish personal information.

Automatically Collected Information

BRC, like most websites, gathers certain information automatically to store in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This data analyzes trends and tracks users’ movements around the web site, but does not identify individual users.

Website Service Providers

BRC may hire or partner with companies to provide limited services, such as managing and handling delivery of newsletters (email and postal mail), fulfilling requests, or analyzing our website and services. We will provide those companies only the personal information needed to deliver the specific service. They are also required to maintain confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using such information for any other purpose.


BRC may send you an email about new resources in our Library, our newsletter or important news. Emails will be sent only to the email address you provide us. BRC does not license, transmit, sell, rent or otherwise distribute email addresses or any other information to third parties.


As a service to visitors, our Library Resource Link Section provides links to other sites that are covered by their own privacy policies. BRC is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites and we encourage users to be aware when they leave the BRC website. We recommend users read the privacy statements of every website visited.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

BRC reserves the right to change our online privacy policy.

Limitations of Liability

BRC will not be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information or other material found on our website. BRC and its resource material are not responsible for any damage, accuracy, or completeness of the information, or other material on the website, including material we write, material we provide in the Library Section or material to which we provide Internet links. BRC attempts to keep its website current, accurate and complete but is not engaged in giving legal, medical, counseling, or other professional services or advice on the site.

Ownership of Content

All information on our website, as well as the organization and layout of the site, other than content copyrighted by third parties, is solely owned and copyrighted by BRC. Except as expressly authorized in writing by BRC, you may not sell, display or create derivative works based on information from our website, in whole or in part.

Submission of Material to the BRC Library

If you wish to submit content to our website for posting in the Library Section, you must warrant that you are the owner of such content and expressly grant to BRC, a royalty-free, transferable right to use, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. BRC will credit the owner for all posted print and media materials.

Termination of Use of Library Resources

BRC may, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, terminate a visitor’s use of its Library Section upon violations of the BRC Terms of Use. BRC will not be liable for termination of future access.

General Provisions

These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and BRC that govern your use of our website. These terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these terms or the website shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. BRC’s failure to insist on enforcement of any provision of these terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these terms are for convenience and have no legal effect.

Legal Disclaimer

BRC may disclose personal information when required by law or in good faith when such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law. If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@brcenter.org or (916)574-1023.